HowGood Achieves Certification from the Carbon Trust for its Product Carbon Footprint Model

May 29, 2024
HowGood Achieves Certification from the Carbon Trust for its Product Carbon Footprint Model

The Path to Net Zero: HowGood Accelerates Food Industry Decarbonization efforts with an Automated Footprinting Model certified by the Carbon Trust, a leading global footprinting expert

[STONE RIDGE, NY] – In an era marked by increasing environmental oversight and ambitious corporate carbon reduction commitments, the imperative for accurate, verifiable carbon footprint calculations has never been more crucial.

Recognizing this global food industry need, HowGood has emerged as the pioneering solution for automated product carbon footprinting at scale. Today, HowGood proudly announces a new milestone for the industry: the certification of its footprinting model by the Carbon Trust, a leading global climate consultancy and footprinting expert.1 The independent organization, founded in the UK and operating globally, has certified HowGood’s calculation methodology for its database of more than 90,000 agricultural emission factors – the most extensive database for food and beverage ingredients. The Carbon Trust model certification demonstrates that HowGood’s Latis platform generates cradle-to-shelf carbon footprints and inventories in line with international standards.2  

The landmark certification from the Carbon Trust underscores HowGood’s commitment to its customers for reliable and transparent sustainability reporting. Leveraging its platform for Scopes 1, 2 and 3 carbon accounting, along with agile tools for abatement strategies and supplier engagement, HowGood has solidified its position as the sole platform for enterprise food industry leaders seeking rapid decarbonization.

“In our years partnering with forward-thinking food and beverage companies, we know how important it is to have seamless access to audit-ready sustainability data generated using a calculation model that is third-party certified,” says JD Capuano, HowGood’s Head of Research. “Our customers are facing pressure from both their investors and end consumers to hit aggressive carbon reduction targets. The certification of our emissions calculation model by the Carbon Trust will give our customers  the confidence they need to hit those goals and truly move the needle on decarbonizing the food industry.”

Tiphaine Aries, senior consultant at the Carbon Trust, said, “Understanding a product’s carbon footprint is an essential first step on any food company’s decarbonisation journey. However, data quality and availability often pose a challenge. HowGood’s Latis platform facilitates this step, enabling like-for-like comparisons across the food industry and helping companies gain insight into their product emissions data to inform next steps and focus areas for reductions. Achieving third-party certification of their Latis calculation methodology adds an extra layer of transparency for food and drink companies as their footprints are being calculated in line with international standards.”

HowGood partners with food and beverage companies representing every stage of the food value chain, bringing much-needed standardization to sustainability measurement and reporting. With customers including Sysco, Danone, Ahold Delhaize, Chipotle and Kerry, HowGood automates the collection, analysis, and reporting of sustainability data across a spectrum of environmental and social impact metrics. HowGood’s AI-powered reduction recommendations, Supplier Portal, and SBTi FLAG reporting are essential features for companies to calculate, report, and reduce their impact.

With sustainability at the forefront of the global agenda, HowGood is steadfast in its mission to revolutionize the way food companies measure, manage, and mitigate their climate impact. By bringing a Carbon Trust certified carbon footprinting calculation methodology to the fingertips of global decision-makers, HowGood is taking the world one step closer to a more sustainable and resilient future.

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  1. Model outputs do not constitute a verified product carbon footprint
  2. Certified against the following standards: GHG Protocol Product Life-Cycle Accounting and Reporting Standard, ISO 14067 Carbon Footprint of products standard and Carbon Trust’s Product Carbon Footprint  – Requirements for Certification V2.0